bailee

noun
bail·​ee | \ bā-ˈlē How to pronounce bailee (audio) \

Definition of bailee

: the person to whom personal property is bailed

First Known Use of bailee

1528, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bailee

bail entry 3 + -ee entry 1

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“Bailee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bailee. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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bailee

noun
bail·​ee | \ bā-ˈlē How to pronounce bailee (audio) \

Legal Definition of bailee

: an individual or entity (as a business organization) having possession of another's personal property under a bailment

Note: Carriers and warehouses are two examples of bailees. A bailee's liability for loss or damage to property is determined by the terms of the bailment or the law of the jurisdiction.

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